Aurélien Chedjou

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Aurélien Chedjou
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Chedjou playing for Lille in 2012
Personal information
Full name Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang
Date of birth (1986-06-20) 20 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 21
Youth career
1998–2002 Kadji Sports Academy
2002–2003 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Pau 2 (0)
2004–2006 Auxerre 4 (0)
2006–2007 Rouen 10 (1)
2007–2013 Lille 154 (10)
2013– Galatasaray 21 (3)
National team
2009– Cameroon 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2014

Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁeljɑ̃ ʃɛdʒu]; born 20 June 1986) is a Cameroonian football defender who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray and Cameroonian national team.

Club career[edit]

Chedjou signed for Lille at the start of the 2007-08 season, and over five years made over 150 league appearances for the club, helping them to a third Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France success in 2011. He scored his first UEFA Europa League goal on 21 October 2010 against Levski Sofia after a Stéphane Dumont assist to help his team to a 1-0 win.

His performances with Lille have led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs. English club Newcastle United[1] Spanish side Valencia[2] have all declared their interests in the Cameroonian defender.

On 25 May 2013, Chedjou passed his medical and signed for four years with Galatasaray.

In 2013/14, Chedjou played every minute of Galatasaray's UEFA Champions League campaign, scoring in the round of 16 home leg against Chelsea F.C.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 17 July 2014
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 26 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 31 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 42 3
2010–11 34 1 6 1 1 0 8 2 49 4
2011–12 27 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 36 4
2012–13 34 3 3 0 2 0 7 1 46 4
Total 154 10 16 1 5 0 30 4 205 15
Galatasaray 2013–14 21 3 4 0 0 0 8 1 33 4
Total 21 3 4 0 0 0 8 1 33 4
Career total 175 13 20 1 5 0 38 5 238 19

12011 Trophée des Champions notice: Including 1 competitive competitions.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2013 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé  Libya
1-0
1-0
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Lille

Galatasaray

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